[EM] [CES #4445] Re: Looking at Condorcet
jameson.quinn at gmail.com
Sat Feb 4 19:39:59 PST 2012
> With information like this it should be (in principle) a quite
>> mechanical process to check all relevant available methods against the
>> targets and environment description, and then pick the best method (and
>> ballot format) (and guidance to the voters on how to vote).
> really? okay so, with a simple well-defined environment: Two-choice
> question, Competitive interests, High stakes, Decisive deadline, and Equal
> franchise for every voter; then what further questions need be settled to
> adopt a ballot format, tabulation method, and voter instructions?
Those conditions beg the question. Of course, under those conditions,
majority is the obvious choice. But you can't necessarily generalize that
and say that anything but the CW is always wrong.
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